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December 13, 2013
PRI's The World: 12/12/2013 Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, gives his annual state of the nation address and the whole world listens, including the leaders in Washington. Also, China turns up the heat on western news organizations. And, India's Supreme Court reinstates a ban on gay sex.
PRI's The World: 12/11/2013 The US suspends non-lethal aid to Syrian rebels after a US-supplied warehouse falls into the hands of extremist factions. Plus, Pope Francis re-brands Catholicism and earns Time's "Person of the Year." Also, a charitable foundation is the highest bidder for Hopi tribal masks and vows to return them to the Hopi Nation.
PRI's The World: 12/10/2013 Thousands of leaders and South Africans gather in the pouring rain to remember Nelson Mandela. Plus, as politicians gathered there was one handshake shown around the world. And, a classic American icon revs up for overseas markets
Mandela viewing ends with final rush Nelson Mandela's period of lying in state ends with mourners rushing past police, eager to join the tens of thousands who have filed past his body since Wednesday.
N Korea purge sparks stability fears The execution of a once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un raises fresh fears of instability in the secretive nuclear-armed state.
Irish bailout exit 'just one step' The Irish Republic's exit from its bailout rescue programme is a "milestone" but not the end of the road, the country's finance minister says.
PODCAST: The budget deal and the sequester
?The House passed a budget agreement aimed at avoiding another government shutdown. How will it affect the sequestration? A mish-mash of tax credits about to expire. And, you just won the lotto: Should you take the lump sum, or is there more advantage in agreeing to regular payouts?
How will the budget deal ease sequestration?
?The House of Representatives has passed a budget agreement aimed at avoiding another government shutdown. How will it affect the sequestration?
So, what happens -- and to whom -- if Congress doesn't extend unemployment benefits?
1.3 million people take an immediate hit, but that number would go up throughout the year.